I’ve been on bad football teams before. In my youth, I went four years between winning flag football games. As depressing as that was, it was flag football. Those memories don’t last long and they aren’t played in front of big crowds. High school football is a different story.
NBC Sports reports that the Chatsworth Indians, a team from Murray County in Georgia, has been outscored 213-0 in its first three games. That is depressing on a whole new level. Expansion has killed the Indians as a new school nearby has taken half of their student body. The team is chock full of young kids, as they are forced to start 12 freshmen just field a team.
The team has already tied the Georgia record for most 70 point losses in a season. They are probably going to eclipse that next week. They have lost by scores of 70-0, 73-0, and 70-0. I’m sure their opponents aren’t running up the score, but this Murray County is a bad position. Having to play young players isn’t the way to field a competitive team in high school, especially with small enrollment.
Hopefully the team can turn things around and maybe make a couple games competitive. It’s a long season and 70 point losses make it longer. The kids need to remember that it’s all about the experience and not about winning and losing. If they don’t believe that, well, it’s going to be disappointing fall in Murray County.